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  How do you get your HbA1c measured?  
      Venous blood draw at a hospital lab  
  10%     11  
      Venous blood draw at the doctor's office  
  8%     9  
      Venous blood draw at another location  
  7%     8  
      Finger stick test at the doctor's office  
  68%     73  
      Finger stick test at home with immediate results  
  0%      0  
      Finger stick test at home that I mail to a lab  
  0%      0  
      More than one of the above  
  4%     4  
      I don't get HbA1c tests done  
  1%      1  
      Other  
  1%      1  

Total votes: 107
 

How do you get your HbA1c measured?

Poll dates: July 25 - August 1, 2012
Total Votes: 107

A study published in 1999 showed that immediate feedback on HbA1c improves blood sugar control. Over two-thirds of our readers (70%) report having a finger stick test performed at the doctor's office or at home, which would facilitate discussions with a patient's diabetes team during a regularly scheduled visit. Results from HbA1c tests performed from a venous blood draw, reported by 25% of readers, often take many days to be reported, making it difficult to discuss with a patient's diabetes team.

Since we first ran this poll in March 2003, there has been a significant increase in people get a finger stick A1c test at their doctor's office (68% versus 49%) and a decrease in people needing a venous draw (25% versus 38%). This is good news, as more people are able to discuss their A1c reading at the time of their clinic visit.

Answer   Jul 2012   Jul 2011   Jul 2010   Jul 2009   Jul 2007   Feb 2006   Mar 2005   Mar 2004   Mar 2003
Venous blood draw at a hospital lab   10%   9%   13%   10%   16%   19%   17%   16%   21%
Venous blood draw at the doctor's office   8%   7%   9%   9%   11%   12%   12%   11%   12%
Venous blood draw at another location   7%   9%   9%   6%   6%   5%   3%   5%   5%
Finger stick test at the doctor's office   68%   70%   62%   68%   59%   53%   56%   56%   49%
Finger stick test at home with immediate results   0%   0%   2%   1%   3%   2%   2%   2%
Finger stick test at home that I mail to a lab   0%   0%   2%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
More than one of the above   4%   5%   4%   2%   4%   3%   4%   5%   4%
I don't get HbA1c tests done   1%   0%   0%   1%   0%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Other   1%   1%   0%   1%   1%   1%   1%   0%   1%

For more information, see HbA1c Measurement.

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